RHEV 3.3 - VMs get paused due to "no storage space error"

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  • Guest is paused with AttributeError: 'Drive' object has no attribute 'format'
  • VM has been paused due low storage space
  • A guest is paused after migrating from VDSM 3.2.z (4.10.2-30.1 and earlier) to 3.3.0-3 (4.13.2-0.10)
  • The guest had previously ran on host with VDSM 3.3.0-1 (4.13.2-0.6) or VDSM 3.3.0-2 (4.13.2-0.9) installed.
  • Following error seen repeating in /var/log/vdsm/vdsm.log on host.
Thread-4311::ERROR::2014-02-18 11:17:00,994::sampling::355::vm.Vm::(collect) vmId=`158d248a-ccc2-4776-891a-c60f8396eeea`::Stats function failed: <AdvancedStatsFunction _highWrite at 0x18c2730>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/sampling.py", line 351, in collect
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/sampling.py", line 226, in __call__
    retValue = self._function(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/vm.py", line 529, in _highWrite
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/vm.py", line 2313, in extendDrivesIfNeeded
    if not drive.blockDev or drive.format != 'cow':
AttributeError: 'Drive' object has no attribute 'format'


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3
    Both of the above including the below installed on hosts.

    • VDSM 3.3.0-1 (4.13.2-0.6)
    • VDSM 3.3.0-2 (4.13.2-0.9)
    • VDSM 3.3.0-3 (4.13.2-0.10)

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